House By The Forest and The Pond with Slightly Sloping Plot


The beautiful landscape of Sokolovsko surprise the team, JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti. They have o idea about it before. Since it’s in a slightly sloping plot at the end of the small city near the forest, this new project location is so interesting for them.

“We wanted the house to float into the landscape so that the architecture blends from the city to nature with trees and ponds. We have preserved the original birches and other trees and incorporate them into each garden area” said the team.


Since the terrain of the plot is slopping, the team embed a single-story building into the slope along its long side. Surrounding the house, there are a giant wall from the street and from the entrance area. And as a contrast opens to the private garden by the full light glazed wall. In the upper part of the plot, the team placing the main longitudinal mass of the house.


“We have designed perpendicular wing dividing outdoor space into the entrance area and private garden. Because of the embed house in the slope, you can overlook the cross colorful green roof the surrounding landscape from the street. Structural walls and ceilings are made from reinforced concrete. Stone walls were designed as a sandwich wall with embedded thermal insulation.”


In the stone wall, an aluminum windows align with the wall. Also, to achieve the lightness of the glazed facade, the team designing a full-height window facade system. They hide the thickness of the roof behind the glazing system.

“It was important for us a game between each part of this facade, the game of large glazed areas, smaller windows, full fixed or opening segments.”

To protect the client from the sun, the team make a window from triple insulating glass. As we all know, they use natural materials for the exterior. And for the interior, they use the wood oak floor in combination with oak veneer and lacquered furniture parts. 



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